Design wall 6/20/17 string star quilts

My design wall is bare today, I hope to fix that soon, as I am working on my next string quilt. 

Last time I posted, my design wall had the beginning of the string stars quilt on it. It is now finished. 

After finding an old string quilt top in an antique store I decided that it would be fun to make the same pattern with today’s fabrics. The old top (right) is dated back to around the late 1800’s judging by the fabrics used in it. (I’ve been told)  Mine (left) was made from scraps from my stash over 100 years later.  Anyway,  here they are side by side. 

This quilt was a challenge to get made, but it’s done and now I’m going back to making squares for my string blocks! LOL!!

To see more design walls check out http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/06/design-wall-monday-june-19-2017.html?m=1

That’s for now. Have a good week!

Theresa

Design wall 5/29/17 string stars

I’m ready to add borders onto the quilt from last week. It’s been removed from my design wall and replaced with new string pieces. It’s similar to an old antique quilt top that I purchased a while back.

Before putting the pieces up on the wall, I laid them out on the table……..

Hmmmm…..might need to make a spider web quilt too!

Too many quilts to make and never enough time! LOL!

That’s my wall this week. To see more check out smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com

Theresa

Camelot, our 2017 mystery quilt

I’m a bit behind on posting our latest quilt from the lock in this year. Everyone had a great time and we’ve been seeing lots of completed tops. I made mine using Kaffe Fasset fabrics.

Here is Sharon’s quilt.

Bailey got quite a bit done on hers that day.

Kolleen  showed her finished quilt at guild last month.

I finished quilting Doris’ quilt today.

Pam sent me picture of hers.It’s always fun to see all the different fabrics that the ladies choose for their mystery quilts. 

We had lots of show and tell from last years quilt, Knotty Times.

We held another lock in at the Booneslick Trail quilt guild in Columbia Missouri. They had lots of show and tell from last years mystery quilt too!

Sharon and I had another great time hosting our annual mystery lock in and also going to Columbia and having a fun day with them! We’re looking forward to next year and seeing more finished quilts from this years mystery. Both patterns, Camelot and Knotty Times are available in our Etsy and Craftsy stores.😀

That’s it for now. Have a great day!

Theresa

Design wall 3/13/17 more fun with strings & Triple play quilt

Life’s been busy the last few weeks and I haven’t had (or rather taken) the time to post anything. I did finish my Triple play quilt top and it’s quilted and bound. Yea!

We held our annual mystery lock in day earlier this month. Everyone was busy sewing all day and appeared to have a great time. We had lots of show and tell of last years mystery quilt, Knotty Times.

Also lots of Midnight Magic quilts from the 2015 lock in. 
It’s always fun to see all the different colors that the ladies use. They all look great!!

We are hosting another mystery day next month so  you’ll have to stay tuned to see our latest mystery quilt.

I finally got back to working on a new string quilt and I am currently sewing the rows together. It’s on the design wall this week. When I get time I will finish sewing them together and get the borders added on.

That’s it for today. To see more walls, check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa